Earlier this week Seattle Weekly Editor-in-Chief Mike Seely unleashed a long-festering letter to those godforsaken Red Sox "fans" that fill up Safeco every time the team comes to town. In Seely's letter, he welcomes the Red Sox back to the world of shitty baseball, a place M's fans know well, and a place Red Sox fans also knew well before their recent World Series victories seemed to erase the team's decades of frustrations under the Curse of the Bambino from their collective memory banks.
As Seely notes:
After you won in '04, "Red Sox Nation" was birthed in earnest. Mariners fans would go to Safeco Field, only to find themselves outnumbered by Massholes with B's on their caps, Cowboy Upping in grating Good Will Hunting accents. You acted like the guy who gets laid for the first time - well after most of his friends - and promptly think he's fit to ban Hollywood starlets. Then when you won again in '07, you became the guy who actually did bang Hollywood starlets - and that guys even more obnoxious than the guy who just think he can bang the starlets.
But now, here we are, together again, with no chance of making the playoffs. Granted, whereas our Mariners have been mostly awful during the franchise's lifespan, the Red Sox have typically been mediocre to decent. But in baseball, mediocre to decent doesn't win titles, even with an expanded wild card system.
As is one of the main points of such exercises, many Red Sox fans didn't take kindly to Seely's assessment of the situation.
Commenter kb2121 writes:
Its pretty evident that the Boston Red Sox will return to consistent winning well before the Seattle Mariners aka "The New York Yankee's Farm Team"
*It's worth noting the Mariners have never experienced this so called "consistent winning."